Flavor
Flavor

Flavor

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.flavoronthecoast.com/
  • Phone: 6507268000x
  • Hours of Operation:

    **STARTING MAY 14, 2014, LUNCH WILL NOW BE SERVED UPSTAIRS**

    Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Friday & Saturday, open till 9:30 pm)

    Lunch / Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00pm

    ** Window seating will be available on a first come first served basis and is not guaranteed.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Californian
  • Executive Chef: J.C. Rodriguez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: 2 Floor Venue
    90 downstairs
    100 upstairs
    50 Seat Patio
    Available for full book out events
  • Private Party Contact: Francisco Sanchez / Ben Forchini 6507268000x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Capistrano
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Flavor
We believe that reasonably priced "American Comfort Food" is a rapidly disappearing culinary cuisine in the Bay Area. We decided that we would not let that vanish.
Providing a fine balance of basic tasty foods and exquisite culinary delights where comfort and creativity collide, we proudly present El Granada with our latest venture- Flavor.
What is California Comfort Food? Simply put, it is an attempt to take some of the classic and not so classic comfort dishes and have our wonderful chefs add some sort of twist to them. We will always try to provide the freshest ingredients and attempt to use local and organic ingredients when possible.

Devin / Francisco
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Flavor reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (84)good for groups (52)fit for foodies (52)neighborhood gem (50)great for lunch (46)special occasion (44)great for brunch (39)kid-friendly (34)romantic (28)vibrant bar scene (23)hot spot (22)notable wine list (21)great for outdoor dining (21)late-night find (8)Show More
  • Phenomenal, as always
    pae94037
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Flavor offers a memorable meal every time we go there. The food is outstanding, the service excellent, and the atmosphere great. Desserts are to die for. Wish they were open every day, rather than just 5 days a week. Prices are reasonable, too, a real pleasure for food that good. The restaurant is bright, comfortable, and has great views of the harbor. We are frequent diners there, and have never had a less than wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yelp failed me on this one
    JLO3
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The carrot ginger soup was good along with their wine but the seafood pot pie was terrible and poorly executed. Also don't go thinking you'll see a great view because you won't.
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  • Flavor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Made a reservation through open table. Did tell the restaurant that I had a handicapped person with our party of four. Got there ten minutes before the reservation time and told them we were earlier and expected to be seated by our reservation time. Had to wait 10 minutes after the reservation time for our table which put stress on my handicapped husband. Service was hit and miss. Got our appetizer of zucchini chips to share with no individual plates for us to put them on. Food is good but a lot of it is deep fried and VERY greasy. I had the Devil's Slide Burger and it was excellent. Zucchini chips and Fries were greasy as was the deep fried chicken. If you like thinks deep fried this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We drove all the way from San Jose to celebrate my grand daughter's birthday and I was quite disappointed that after spending $240.00 I walked away feeling I could of had a better meal at Chili's. I don't think I will be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food, YES Dessert, NO!
    LUVDINING
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful service. The meals (there were 5 of us) were all great and way large portions. If I go again No, I mean when I go again I hope I have someone with me willing to share a plate. But, I will not EVER try dessert again! I felt like I was being punished for ordering dessert when I didn't finish my dinner. We ordered the Bourbon Tart. It was awful, the shell was ok a little tough, and the Ice cream and whipped cream on the side were ok, however the Bourbon filling was so bitter and pasty it was not edible. On a good note the waitress did remove the cost of the tart from the bill. As a side comment: It was also very warm inside and very loud, so not a good place for a romantic dinner or intimate conversation place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little disappointed
    MiddlenameFood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is the first time I have eaten here since they moved across the street, location is really lovely. The service seemed very inexperienced, though friendly. The brisket hamburger and garlic fries were really good, though both were served lukewarm. There was a little ramekin of mac n cheese on this plate that was piping hot and really creamy and wonderful. Spouse ordered the skirt steak, also served lukewarm. But the grilled zucchini was hot and grilled to perfection, really flavorful and fresh. We will try dinner here again because the old location was so amazing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Good time Was Had by all
    Wizard
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We've been dining at Flavor when they first opened at their old location across Hwy 1 from where they are now. The food is fantastic and the views are spectacular. I would recommend making reservations and requesting a window seat with a harbor view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • smckania
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I was surprised that this restaurant got such good reviews on Yelp. My husband and I were not impressed with the food at all. We ordered the shrimp fritters, which was their special. The fritters were super salty; we could barely finish it. Many Yelp reviewers recommended the "All-In" chowder, so my husband ordered it. It came in a bowl that could feed probably about three people, which may be appealing for some people, but not for us. The chowder was mainly dairy, so it was very filling, and it did not have the fresh seafood taste that chowder should have. I ordered the salmon special. The salmon was overcooked and again, unimpressive. I'm sorry to say, but there are far better places to eat in Half Moon Bay than Flavor.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected delight
    Befoodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent menu choices, great wine list. Freshest king salmon, and halibut fish and chips. So good, we almost returned the following night (wish we had)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    DebD
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Love the crostini appetizer. Great burgers and great fish, though the calamari appetizer this time wasn't up to par. We love all of the different aioli sauces and they change often.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love to see that they allow dogs
    gracek
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    food was excellent and love the dog-friendly atmosphere
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service, bad food
    Larr
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The service was very good. The portions are huge, food was not very good. We had the seafood pot pie and the brisket burger. The pot pie was huge. It tasted like it was made with Campbell's mushroom soup, nutmeg, maybe a hint of saffron and a lot of butter in it and previously frozen veggies added. The crust tasted like it was made from a Pillsbury dough croissant tube, you know the taste. The worst indigestion I had experienced in a long time. The burger was over cooked and came with a load of (tasted like) reheated skinny fries with minced garlic thrown on top, although, the small side of mac and cheese tasted good. We split a ceaser salad (for a split, each portion was huge) although they both had too much sauce.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slammed was the answer of the day!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our waitress tried her best to hold the situation together, however, service overall was poor, the constant answer to any request was, "we are slammed tonight" and the food was mediocre. Disappointing!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not bad
    Mobedog
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Locally caught blackened King Salmon was superb. Service was very average. This is a decent choice if you didn't make a reservation at Sam's Chowder House.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good meal
    TafhdydVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Four of us went on short notice and had four different items. All were well prepared, tasty and served hot. Wait staff did a very good job also.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location and view
    inconnueVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I've always been a fan of Flavors ever since it first opened. This was the first time I've been to their new location, formerly Crab Landing. I knew the view would be phenomenal, but was apprehensive about whether I would like the less cozy setting in their former location across Hwy 1. The menu has changed slightly, with more sophisticated taste vs just the comfort food that I loved. I had the lamb chop special which was phenomenal. My friends had the seafood pot pie, and lemon chicken with potatoes. The kids had customized the mac and cheese with bacon and broccoli, and everyone had a great time after an afternoon of kayaking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Your Mama's Cooking By The Sea
    MommaTish
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    You'd think a Princeton Harbor locale would dictate a seafood menu. Flavor offers that, but promotes comfort food. Wish I had tried the macaroni and cheese, oh well another time. My friend devoured the pork chop and my skirt steak was divine. We started with the shrimp fritters. Very good. I was so pleased they were able to honor my request for a window seat from my ocean-less dear friend from Arizona. A very lovely dinner indeed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love dining here
    Chickenboo
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Living close to Flavor is a wonderful thing. We dine there frequently and always get great service and the food is awesome as well as the view. This most recent visit we had the worse service we have ever had there. The waiter did not tell us the specials although we heard him tell the table next to ours what the specials were later. Also my husband wanted to order beer but was told that they only serve that at the bar downstairs. Not sure if it is policy for the restaurant to not be able to serve beer that is at the bar downstairs to diners on the upper floor. All of the food is coming from downstairs so why not just also bring the beer up as well. Every other time here has been stellar though!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Server
    NessPurr
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I went to Flavor after my birthday festivities (with my tiara still on.) Food and atmosphere were great. Our server was awesome. Fun personable and on top of it. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Liked it!
    FastEddy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was delicious from the appetizers, entrees and dessert! They also had a really good on-tap beer list and a good wine selection! Ou waiter was very attentive and friendly too!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what we expected...
    GinaB2646
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very bad choice for a quiet dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday - very pricey for a very limited menu - most likely will not be returning - our server - Kristin was absolutely wonderful!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Salmon was excellent. Pot pie good but prefer a chicken gravy stock. Tasted more like a beef gravy/stock.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LARGE HELPINGS
    BeverleyVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This restaurant is a favorite of a lot of people. Our first time there as we have our favorites in the area. A very big disappointment. I view this as a quantity not quality type of restaurant. The food is very basic and a lot of it , but really not very good. Salad lacked taste but was huge, Pork Chop was huge, but not tasty and not at all tender. To each his own, but as for us, we pass! I like to give restaurants more than one try just to be fair, but we will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good all around
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Three of us went there for lunch and had a nice time. The views from the upper level (only level open for lunch) are nice harbor views. We had various burgers and BBQ pork sandwiches with fries and all were freshly made and hot and tasty. Our server was a little off, friendly, just not there when we needed her every time, and we saw her eating her food once while we waiting for her, but she was OK. I will be back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • maxine
    maxine
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The restaurant ambiance is very nice, the location great, the food always fresh and tasty. The crabcakes are excellent. But it is always the people who work at the restaurant that we go back for: it is like going to a friend's place for dinner. You can tell they are happy to work there, they will leave you alone if you want a quiet meal with good service, or they will interact with you in a friendly way. Either way, the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best pork chop ever!
    MiramarVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    ate right to the bone...balsamic that actually sticks to the bread...and perfectly done salmon. what a satisfying dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FLAVOR IS GREAT
    gorgiousgeorge
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Execellent friendly service (from Sarah), good food w/more than ample proportions and fabulous scenery. Hard to beat that combination for any price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too bad, so sad
    NinaChews
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We live in HMB and enjoy having regular spots; we've been to Flavor 4 or 5 times in the past 3 weeks hoping it would become one. We went with guests last week and, after all the hype, they too left their plates half uneaten. The service has been consistently bad, 2 nights ago it reached an all time low. Mix that with food, which was inedible (literally, the plate was returned once to be recooked, when it came back I was unable to eat even one bite) we have to cross it off our list. It's unfortunate as the location is pleasant, the views are fun and the potential is there. We've gone to Flavor frequently enough to realize that it's not the place for us. Though it seems so close, it misses the mark by a full plate of cold table bread!
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    scenic view
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  • Very nice brunch, a tad pricy
    Tina
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Lovely restaurant, nice view of the harbor, great service, delicious brunch. We enjoyed two types of eggs Benedict, one with excellent crab cakes and the other veggie (with mushroom and English pea patties instead of English muffin), plus really good fried zucchini chips. I felt it was a little bit pricy for brunch, but enjoyed the setting and the food very much. Will go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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  • Our Favorite Restaurant
    HilaryGrove
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Flavor was our favorite restaurant when it was located across the street from its current location. Since the move, service isn't as great and everything is a few dollars more. We still frequent this restaurant often because the food is awesome. There are a few servers who we really love and the new view is amazing. I miss the old location...it was much smaller and more intimate. The new place has both an upstairs and downstairs with different menus. I haven't had food downstairs but the appetizers sounded great. The best thing about this place is the sauce. Whichever sauce your meal comes with will be amazing. Trust me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as I hoped
    Wvortices
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    If you are looking for typical food with a great view, look no further. Not a lot of organic, local choices on the menu. The fish is supposed to be local and wild, which it probably is, but the chicken was clearly your basic hormone fed frankenchicken and the prawns were farmed. The salad special appeared to use heirloom tomatoes which was nice.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & ambiance
    LisaD
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have been to the original Flavor, & liked it- Going to the new location with friends that have not been before was even better. The view of the harbor was an added treat, our waiter was terrific & the food was phenomenal. My friends loved it & will definitely go back with their significant others as will I. Having a full bar & not just wine & beer was a plus as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get a cocktail!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great cocktails, high-quality, deceptively simple and not snobby food, great view, very pleasant and friendly service. Unfortunately, they do not have the timing down well and entrees came out before we were finished with appetizers and they didn't even acknowledge that this was a problem; they just tried to move dishes around on the table so they could put down our main courses. Places with good locations typically rest on that alone, but Flavor does not settle for that--thank goodness!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wrong dished served
    LocalsWishing4GreatFood
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    One of our entrees was wrong then arrived much later then expected before I could eat with my family. My son's favorite dish he had ordered when he was once there with friends looked disappointing. The half chicken appeared dry. Mash potatoes on both our plates were TOO MUCH garlic; and I love garlic. I like the interior but not certain I will return with unless my kid wants to come back. Both my husband and I would rate it not too good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    and the view can't be beat. The portions are very generous, and everything was a.ma.zing. I'll be back - especially to try the LIST of benedicts for brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service seems to be getting . . .
    Wizard
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The service at Flavor seems to be slowing down, from the time you order till the time you get your food seems to be getting longer and longer. The refills of drinks, whether it's water, ice tea or soft drink requires one of us to have to flag someone down to get our refills. Overall I think there is a lot of room for improvement with the service. PS We are loyal Flavor customers that began at their old location and we'd like them to succeed. We have introduced others to this restaurant so we hope that they can make the changes necessary to give everyone a stellar dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience again
    Chickenboo
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had a wonderful time dining at Flavor which was not a first. This was the first time that we were able to order off of the brunch menu which was a pleasant surprise. Most of us ordered brunch items which included eggs benedict, crab benedict, waffles. The crab benedict looked awesome. The regular benedict was on a thick biscuit with large thick cuts of ham. The eggs were slightly overdone but that did not ruin the meal for me. I heard that the burger was good as usual. I like how you can order certain dishes with add ons like all of the add ons for mac and cheese as well as the burgers. The service was great! Love the new location with the beautiful harbor view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love this place!
    Motherof3
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I'm happy the new location hasn't changed the quality of food or service at Flavor! I'm really happy they now serve mixed drinks! The Moscow Mule is refreshing but honestly could be served in a bigger glass but it is delicious! This is truly one of my favorites spots! Great food,hearty portions in a nice location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome first time experience
    LovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    What can I say great food , great service, great atmosphere! Overall awesome place!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavor - bigger and still fabulous!
    CoasteR
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    A few months ago our favorite local go-to spot moved to bigger, fancier digs across Highway One. We feared it would no longer be the cozy, welcoming source of consistently solid, locally-sourced food we had come to expect. But no, Francisco and Devin have done the near-impossible: growth without corruption. Their wonderful service and food ethic carries on in upscaled yet comfy surroundings. Expanded hours, expanded menu. Pesto still amazing, new Green Goddess rules! My husband loved the chili from the new bar menu. And the fries and homemade ketchup, yes still the same! But what I am most impressed with after the move and expansion is the staff: all of the newbies are just as warm and helpful as the stellar veteran wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet